LAHORE: The protesting nurses in Lahore continued their sit-in for the eighth day in front of the Punjab Assembly on The Mall to press the Punjab government and Health Department to regularise their services, Aaj News reported on Monday.
On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Health Advisor Khawaja Salman Rafique talked to the protesting nurses on Sunday and offered regularization of their jobs.
According to the reports, mostly nurses are willing to accept the government’s offer, however, some of them were stick to their point of immediate regularization of their jobs and continued their protest on the 8th day as well.
Talking to the media after the meeting with the nurses in front of the Punjab Assembly building, he said the government was ready to regularize jobs of contractual and ad hoc nurses.
He said the Punjab government did not want to make nurses jobless. Ad hoc nurses would be given three years contract as a first step and then their jobs would be regularized, he added.
The government of Punjab was ready to ink in an agreement, he added.
Secretary Health Babar Hayat, DG Health Services Dr Zahid Pervez and Parliamentary Secretary of Health in Punjab Assembly, MAP Imran Nazir were also accompanied by Health Advisor Salman Rafique.